Meeting in Central Election Commission.
In Central Election Commission held meetings with observers from foreign states, who arrived to monitor the progress of preparation and holding of elections of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Central Election Commission Chairman M. Abdusalomov briefed the guests on the election campaign of 2015, which is conducted openly and transparently, in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the laws on elections.
Observers were also informed about the election campaign of presidential candidates. It was noted that the participants in the electoral process provided equal conditions for election campaigning, the use of media for this purpose.
Observers from the United States stressed that in Uzbekistan have been developing social and political processes, which is a result of the deepening of democratic reforms in the country. They commended the campaign carried out by the presidential candidates.
He also met with the expert from Japan Kyudzo Kato and deputies of the National Assembly of Pakistan Gous Bakh Khan Mahr.
- The first time I visited Uzbekistan more than fifty years ago - says K.Kato. - During this time, in public and political life, the economy and the financial sector in your country underwent major transforms laid. I am familiar with the electoral system in Uzbekistan. I am confident that the upcoming presidential elections will be held at the highest organizational level.
Observers were given the mandate of a standard form, which give them the right to participate in all aspects of the preparation and conduct of elections, as well as be in the polling stations on election day and vote counting.
Meeting of trustees of Narimon Umarov with voters
Approaching important for our country political event - the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan. In the midst of the processes of preparation for this significant event, where people expressed their will.
These days, in accordance with the electoral legislation proxies presidential candidates from the Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Adolat" N.Umarov conduct propaganda and agitation work in all regions. So far, in the cities and regions of the country held 150 meetings.
In particular, the meeting in Republic of Karakalpakstan, Navoi, Fergana, Tashkent and Kaskadarya regions was held in the form of an open dialogue with the active participation of voters.
Thus, trustee candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Narimon Umarov - Rashid Matkurbanov introduced voters with the biography of the candidate and told about priorities of the election program.
- The essence and content of the election program N.Umarov, its structure, priorities and put forward ideas based on the principle of "Justice - the main criterion of our life, justice - for each person," come from the policy objectives of the Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Adolat" - said R.Matkurbanov. - Man is the main wealth of the country, their rights and interests are raised to the level of the highest value.
The program states that the implementation of these principles, as well as providing equal opportunities for all, regardless of nationality, age, social and economic status, the rule of law is important to consider as the most important and necessary condition for social justice, effective protection of rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of citizens.
As trustee R.Matkurbanov drew the attention of voters that the candidate identified in the program priorities for the further deepening of political reforms, strengthening and development of democratic values in society to ensure the triumph of justice, human rights and liberties, empower citizens to use the available tools of influence social processes.
Meetings of presidential candidate Uzbekistan Narimon Umarov with voters actively continuing in other regions of the country.
Meeting of Narimon Umarov with voters of Namangan region
Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan from the Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan "Adolat" Narimon Umarov on March 19 had a meeting with voters of Namangan region.
The meeting was opened by the chairman of the 6th Namangan district election commission for the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan G.Artykov. Trustee of presidential candidate O.Maksudov familiarized participants with the biography of the candidate.
Candidate for President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Narimon Umarov gave a speech on his election program.
The program focuses on the important tasks such as the implementation of the general principles in society "Man - the main wealth of the country", "Justice - the main criterion of our life", "Justice for all", providing equal opportunities for all citizens, regardless of age, ethnicity, socio-economic status, the protection of the principles of social justice, rights and legal interests and freedoms of citizens.
However, as a priority as defined task of ensuring the principles of openness, transparency and accountability in governance, public involvement in the development and decision-making in the implementation of the important issues of socio-economic development, strengthening of social control in their implementation.
At the meeting, their views on the election program of the candidate expressed by Rector of Namangan State University A.Umarov, Professor of Namangan Engineering Technology Institute H.Ahmadhodjaev, first deputy chairman of the Namangan Regional Council SDP "Adolat" S.Abdurahmanov and others. It was noted that from the program of social-democratic ideas which are widely used and recognized in the world's political practice, in tune with the mentality of our people.
Elections - an indicator of democratic reforms
In our country continue to come representatives of foreign states and international organizations to participate in the election of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan as observers. Correspondent of National Information Agency UzA inquired about opinion of some of them on the process of the election campaign, as well as ongoing large-scale reforms in Uzbekistan.
Pierre-Emmanuel Thomann, Director of Geopolitical Studies of the European Institute of International Relations (Belgium):
- In the electoral legislation of Uzbekistan harmoniously combines the best principles of international electoral law and the norms dictated by the peculiarities of the country. The results of this policy can be seen in the dynamic development in all spheres of society, the modernization of the country.
Particular attention is drawn to the high level of all phases of the election campaign, voter turnout. On election day, the President of Uzbekistan we are planning to visit polling stations of Khorezm region. It is very interesting to see how the vote is going in remote settlements.
Zhao Huashen, director of the Center for Russian and Central Asian and SCO Studies Center at Fudan University (China):
- National electoral system allows voters Uzbekistan countries to fully realize their constitutional rights. The Central Election Commission successfully copes with the organization of all stages of the campaign.
Witnessed the election campaign, which presidential candidates are actively engaged in the media. At the national and regional print media as well as on television and radio to provide detailed information about their election programs. This will allow the citizens of Uzbekistan make the right choice.
Hrienko Andrey, CEO of the International Institute for Strategic Studies "Vector" (Russia):
- High turnout at the polls, the activity of the citizens of Uzbekistan, a large number of international and local observers in the December 2014 parliamentary election was a clear indicator of the success of democratic reforms in Uzbekistan. I am confident that the upcoming presidential elections will be held at the same high level.
I closely watch the progress of the election campaign presidential candidates. Each of the four candidates made his deeply thoughtful suggestions and ideas for further development of the state and society. This enables the citizens of the country on election day to make the right and freedom to choose.
In Turkey about presidential elections
Lately in the popular Turkish Cihan information resource was posted article on the presidential elections in our country.
"Just a few days left before the election of the President of Uzbekistan, to be held on March 29 this year - said the Turkish media. - Four candidates, including actual President Islam Karimov, will take part in them. Coming to an end preparatory work. Presidential candidates before elections are held the last meeting with voters in the province of the country. The winning candidate in the elections on March 29 lead the country for 7 years".
It is reported that applicants for the post of Head of State represented by four political parties of the country. "He who has 75 deputies on the results of the parliamentary elections held on December 21 last year, the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen - Liberal Democratic Party nominated Islam Karimov. The candidate of the Democratic Party "Milly Tiklanish" has 36 deputies in the parliament, is Akmal Saidov, the People's Democratic Party, which has 27 seats in parliament - Hotamjan Ketmanov, the Social Democratic Party "Adolat" (20) - Nariman Umarov.
The presidential election will see many foreign observers and journalists. Voting at the polling stations will begin at 06:00 am and will end at 20:00. Voters will vote in more than 9 thousand polling stations, including organized in 44 countries", - informs the Turkish Cihan.
Briefing in Jeddah
In consulate General of the country in the city of Jeddah took place a briefing with representatives from print and electronic media in Saudi Arabia.
The event was presented detailed information on the preparations for the election of the President of Uzbekistan, particularly the national electoral legislation, as well as, provide opportunities for all candidates for the post of Head of State.
As noted at the briefing, all the political parties of the country - the Movement of Entrepreneurs and Businessmen - Liberal Democratic Party, People's Democratic Party, the Democratic Party "Milly Tiklanish", Social Democratic Party "Adolat" actively participate in the electoral process.
Special attention of participants information evening was focused on participation in important political event of a large number of observers from reputable international and regional organizations, as well as foreign countries.
Speaking during a briefing analysts and journalists of Saudi media were unanimous in the opinion that Uzbekistan attaches great importance to ensuring the necessary conditions for the conduct of free, democratic and fair elections.
Among the participants were distributed informational materials about the upcoming presidential elections, educated overseas polling stations and active propaganda work of candidates for the post of Head of State.